Father’s Day Craft (Hand Painting for Dad)

If you are looking for a Father’s Day craft this one is sure to be one that all dads will love! Just follow the directions below! This would be a perfect Father’s Day Sunday School craft, but you could use it in various children’s ministry settings.

You might also enjoy our father’s day coloring pages and father’s day Sunday School lesson.

Materials Needed:

  • Colored card stock paper
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • washable paint
  • paper plate
  • baby wipes
  • picture frame (8.5 x 11 size)

Craft Directions:

I would suggest using a full sheet (8.5 x 11) of card stock; however, you can cut the paper in half, especially for very young children with small hands.

At the top of your document you will need to type: Happy Father’s Day to the best Daddy (or Dad if you prefer)  …

You will then want to skip several spaces down in order to have enough room to fit a child’s hand print.  At the bottom of the page you will need to type: Hands Down!  Love, Child’s Name, Date ( See Picture).

You will need to print one of these for each child you will have.  Another option is to print everything except the child’s name and then have the child write in his or her name at the bottom.

For the hand print: squirt some of the washable paint on a paper plate. You will need several helpers if you have very young children!  Holding the child’s hand, place the right hand in the paint and make sure that the entire hand is covered.  Immediately after getting paint on the right hand, place the child’s left hand in the paint and make sure it is covered completely.  Now you are ready to put the hand prints on the paper.  NOTE: MAKE SURE THE PAPER IS UPSIDE DOWN WHEN YOU DO THE HANDPRINTS!  Place the child’s hand on the upside down paper and press them down, making sure their entire hand prints on are the paper.  Set aside to dry.

Once the paint is dry, you can place the page inside a frame and allow the kids to take it home to their dads on Father’s Day.  If purchasing frames for all the kids in your class is out of your budget, you can always send the page home not in a frame or ask that parents bring in a 8.5 x 11 frame from home.

Fathers will have a great memory from their children that they can sit on their desk or night stand!


  1. Nancy says

    Thank you so much for the Father’s Day lesson on Honor Your Father.
    I love it and I am looking forward to teaching it next Sunday.
    I really appreciate all you time it takes to do all the lessons and craft,also games. It really helps me as a children minister with no funds to teach the children. May God Bless you for all you do for us.

  2. Connie CJ says

    Perfect for many ages – I had my group decorate the edges with glitter.

  3. kim says

    did this for the 3-5 age group and went over great. thanks for the idea!

  4. Rosanna Farro says

    This is great! Thanks for this! I grabbed this craft last sunday (June 12) and made it as our craft for the coming Father’s Day.They already made this last sunday,,,and will give to their respective fathers ,as a surprise ,on June 19.Looking forward ,for more,from you.Thanks and God Bless!

  5. Sharon Tatae says

    This is just awesome…the answer to any Children’s Minstry Leader’s prayer. Thank you


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